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TheH (Hazel)'s Journal

TheH (Hazel)'s Journal

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Good day in the garden

13 April 2017 00:47:13

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I really feel I'm getting back to myself at last - was out in the garden till 7.30 this evening!!! My HelpX couple are great - Dominik is working his way through all the DIY jobs that have built up over the past few years and Daniela is working her way steadily through all the borders down near the stream! I spent my morning tending to my two sick Thujas and also the Cornus contraversa 'variegata' in the front garden that also has serious dieback. I tried a few things in the autumn but without success so I was advised that it might be a fungus in the soil so I treated them with Bordeaux Mixture and top-dressed with compost. After that I worked with  Daniela moving various plants about in an effort to restore the "heat" in my "hot border" which has been infiltrated by too many blue flowers!

Time will tell if i have succeeded!

But looking good today is this cute little Iris - its only about 10 inches tall and is finally starting to bulk up with about 6 or 7 flowers this year!

And for Dick this is how my Kerria that he gave me has developed! definitely a good year for this plant!

And Tetrapanax Rex is coming along nicely .....


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fran m fran m 13 April 2017 07:32:20

I really need to kick some butt and get some gardening done or it will be a jungle by years end.

Kerria is a super shrub that needs no care at all.


Jackie Jackie 13 April 2017 07:40:56

Same here Fran........too much family distraction and taking up my time lol. I'm hoping I might get some 'me' time today as from tomorrow the house will be bursting at the seams with family for Easter....happy days really ;) 

Glad to hear you are back on track Hazel and your two HelpX 'ers sound like they are a great bonus to you. Also I'm sure you are enjoying the company. I love the T. Rex and those leaves are magnificent. Mine is looking great too, all thanks to Elizabeth7 for introducing this to me. 


Dick Dick 13 April 2017 10:47:54

Good to see that you are getting back to yourself, Hazel. Kerria looks great. It seems to do very well this year.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 April 2017 11:07:04

That Kerria add a little spring sunshine to the garden, some of the old fashioned plants are great for performing. So soft the growth on the T. Rex.


Jacinta D Jacinta D 13 April 2017 17:43:22

That Kerria is coming on great. 


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